We at the Marias Fair would like to thank everyone who helped make our 81st annual fair a success. A big, heartfelt thank you goes out to the following:
All of our sponsors that donated money or traded services to help pull this together and our staff that worked many hours to put on the fair events; Toole, Glacier, Pondera and Liberty counties; Toole County Ambulance Crew for helping with the Indian Relays and Rodeo; Toole County Sheriff's Office for being present on the grounds all day and most of the night keeping our community safe; Shelby Fire Department for doing our inspection and for watering the fair grounds and arena; Liberty County Road Crew for helping us put the finishing touches before the fair and for the use of the skid steer; Northern Ford for the use of a beautiful Ford pickup that added class to the arena; Terri Jo with T&T Creations for making us shirts; Robyn Kimmet and crew for putting on the Nanna Flesch Memorial Scholarship fundraiser dinner; Dwayne Irvin for the use of the crane and for putting up and taking down the video board every year; JoEve Aikins and Marlena Schwenke for helping display the school projects; Joe Hintz for helping with the barns, picking up garbage and doing all sorts of fair chores; Joe Flesch and Frontline Ag for always bringing the big green tractor for us to use; Jeff Flesch for being the auctioneer for Indian Relay Calcuttas; Jeff Jergens for welding around the grounds; Hardee Clark and Kamron Ratzburg for being our vets, we could not do it without you; Buster Brown for working the arena to perfection and helping during the rodeo; Lloyd and Ula Umdahl for transporting the picnic tables and for the new doors on the FFA building; Ben McAlpine, Chris Cork, Teagan and Tobin Arnold, Shiloh Neal and all that helped behind the chutes; all the 4-H Clubs, leaders and extension agents; all the rodeo volunteers that made our event run smoothly and anyone else that we may have forgotten to name. Thank you all and see you next year.
Marias Fair Board
Saturday July 23 @ 7 pm & Sunday July 24 @ 1:00 pm
The PRCA Marias River Stampede Rodeo returns to Shelby MT for the Marias Fair. Get ready for two nights of Pro Rodeo action with entertainment from trick riders, PRCA rodeo clown, 4-H youth presentations and more.
Live Music follows the rodeo on Saturday by Bozeman area band, The Dirty Shame.
Saturday evening is Tough Enough to Wear Pink night, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Be sure to get there in time for the 4-H Horse Participants' special Grand Entry.
**Attention anyone who might be interested in a Ranch Rodeo Event:
The Stock Contractor has informed us that there are a lot of entries for most events, but only a couple for the Bareback Riding. He is offering to include a Ranch Bronc Riding event, as part of the main rodeo. He is taking 6 contestants per night. Anyone can sign up. $500 prize money each performance. If you are interested, call John Smith at 406-788-5148. And, if you have friends who may be interested, please help spread the word!
Thursday, July 21 & Friday, July 22 - Gates open at 5:30 and races start at 6:00 pm.
What a wild ride it was last year. We're going to do it again! And we're bringing it back for TWO nights in a row!
Calcutta before each heat!
Live music follows races both nights by 3 Miles to Clyde.
Spread the word. Come one, come all. Horse racing has returned to Shelby, Montana!
Racers - There's $20,000.00 added in cash payouts!
Men’s Relay, Maiden Race, Chief Race, Warrior Race, Kids Pony Race
Entry Info: $200 entry fee for Men's Relay, $100 for Maiden Race. Chief Race, Warrior Race and Kids Pony Relay is free to enter.
Registration & Questions: Contact Tony Carlson (406)450-4198
Friday, July 22
The Barbacoa returns to the Marias Fair! It's going to be bigger and better this year, even. More categories to compete in and added cash money (Over $1200 in prizes!) - Everyone with a cooker had better get signed up!
Thursday & Friday: 4 pm to Midnight
Saturday: 12 pm to Midnight
Last year's carnival will be returning! Midway West Amusements will be back with all of their awesome rides for kids of all ages!
Get your Advance Sale Carnival Tickets from these local businesses through Monday, July 18! The Marias Fair Office will be also be selling them through 2 pm Thursday, July 21. (Available while supplies last!)
Shelby: 1st State Bank
Conrad: Northwest Farm Credit
Valier: Panther Cafe
Chester: First State Bank of MT
Cut Bank: Stockman Bank
Sunburst: Sunburst Mercantile
$20 per ticket. Redeemable at the Marias Fair Carnival Ticket Booth for either 1 all day wristband or 40 individual ride tickets. (Each ride is 3-6 tickets.) Full wristband price during fair will be $30.
Carnival Hours of Operation:
Thursday July 21 - 4:00 pm to Midnight
Friday July 22 - 4:00 pm to Midnight
Saturday July 23 - 12:00 noon to Midnight
Saturday evening & Sunday afternoon at the PRCA Rodeo
Piper Yule, the 12-year-old young gun of the rodeo industry, is known for her signature ponies, cowgirl heart and true horsemanship.
Piper and her ponies have achieved: 2019 and 2020 Canada Pro Rodeo Act of the Year, 2020 and 2021 Top 5 PRCA Dress Act of The Year Nominee, The Calgary Stampede Trick Rider, Opening Act of 2019 NFR Canada Night and performed 3X at the Canadian Finals Rodeo among various other events.
This little girl is as kind as she is tough. She comes from the hard grass country in Southern Alberta and is a 5th generation cowgirl. When not roman riding, liberty horsemanship and trick riding; Piper spends her time team roping and competing in cutting and working cowhorse!
It is shaping up to be a fun Marias Fair for all! Do you have products to sell or services to promote? Get yourself a booth space for fair week!
There are several options available on locations and we'd love to have you there!
Please call the Marias Fair Manager at 406-434-2692 with any questions!
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - Seewald Barn, Marias Fairgrounds
1:00 pm Pre-Sale Social
3:00 pm Sale
The 4-H livestock auction will be held Saturday, July 23 at 3 p.m. at the Seewald Barn at the Marias Fairgrounds. Online bidding will also be available through jerrycollinsauctions.com for anyone unable to attend the sale in person.
Everyone will need to register for the auction to receive a buyer's number. In person registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. on sale day for the live auction. If you wish to bid online OR to expedite the registration line on sale day, you may register prior to the sale at jerrycollinsauctions.hibid.com. Anyone registering online but bidding in person will just need to pick up their bidder card on sale day. Please be sure to arrive prior to the sale to allow time to register and/or pick up your bidder number.
Additional Auction Details: MSU Marias Fair Website